Services for Children and Families

Pride in North Carolina (PRIDE) serves children of all ages and their families. Children may have emotional or behavioral difficulties and may or may not be in the custody of their parents. PRIDE provides support to the child and his/her family through services in the home designed to assist parents in learning more effective parenting strategies and to help the child learn more adaptive coping skills. For children that cannot remain in the home, PRIDE offers residential options including therapeutic foster care and 5 bed residential treatment facilities. Services for children and families include:

  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
  • Residential Treatment
  • Intensive In Home
  • Day Treatment
  • B3 Individual Respite
  • Psychiatric Care

What is Outpatient Treatment (Therapy)?

Outpatient Treatment is designed to meet the clinically significant behavioral or psychological symptoms or patterns that have been identified as treatment needs for a recipient.

It is provided through scheduled therapeutic treatment sessions and may be provided to individuals, families or groups in various settings.

Individuals providing this service must have a Master’s Degree and be licensed in the state of North Carolina in an appropriate behavioral health discipline.

What Is Comprehensive Clinical Assessment?

A Comprehensive Clinical Assessment is an intensive clinical and functional face to face evaluation of a child’s mental health, intellectual or developmental disability, or substance abuse condition to develop a rapport and treatment recommendations. (In other words, it is an evaluation to help decide what kinds of services will meet the child’s needs.)

This service can be provided in any location by a licensed clinician. This assessment is the primary process by which a determination is made regarding target population criteria and eligibility for services. (In other words, from this evaluation, we will figure out what kind of services the child is eligible to receive.)

The following is included in the Comprehensive Clinical Assessment:

  • Health history
  • Biological, psychological, familial, social, developmental and environmental dimensions
  • Presenting problems
  • Strengths
  • Diagnoses
  • Recommendations regarding eligibility
  • Recipient participation including families, guardians or other caregivers

What Is Residential Treatment?

A Residential Treatment Program is a highly structured and supervised residential facility. Children live in a home with trained staff that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The children adhere to a daily schedule, participate in activities and may have specific behavior plans or incentive plans.

 Residential Treatment Programs are set up specifically to meet the child’s individualized needs. Each program is different, depending on the kids in the program and what they need to work on. Kids who have very different needs will not be placed together.

A Residential Treatment Program is more highly staffed than other types of group settings, offering closer supervision and individual attention. There are typically only 4 to 5 kids placed together in a home, and there are typically 2 to 3 staff working at a time with the kids. There is always at least one employee awake at night as well.

Children may attend public schools or vocational programs. Children receiving this service exhibit a unique configuration of treatment needs, which cannot be satisfactorily met with more conventional residential services. Because these programs are smaller and have more staff, we can manage more difficult kids and kids who have not been successful in other types of programs.

What Is Intensive In Home?

Intensive In Home is a family preservation intervention intended to stabilize the living arrangement, promote reunification or prevent out-of-home placement. In other words, we come into the home and work intensely with the parents to help figure out how to manage a difficult situation and keep the child in the home rather than sending the child away.

This service uses a team approach to providing services. There are three people who work together as a unit with your family. These people have different levels of education and have different responsibilities to make sure the child and family receive everything they need to become stable and healthy.

The team leader is a licensed clinician and is responsible for coordinating the initial assessment, developing the Person Centered Plan and providing or coordinating treatment. This means a therapist is in charge of the team, to make sure you get the best treatment possible.

The Intensive In Home team provides direct (face-to-face) and indirect interventions and arranges, coordinates and monitors services on behalf of the recipient. We do some work directly with the family, such as teaching new coping or parenting skills. Other work might be done on behalf of the child/family, but not necessarily with the child present. This includes things like making phone calls to find a program the child might benefit from or completing forms to receive benefits.

What Is Day Treatment?

Day Treatment is a structured treatment service in a licensed facility for children ages 5-17. This service is designed to serve children who, because of their mental health and/or substance abuse treatment needs, are unable to benefit from participation academic or vocational services at a developmentally appropriate level in a traditional school or work setting.

Therapeutic interventions are coordinated with the child’s academic or vocational services available through enrollment in an educational setting.

Interventions are designed to:

  • reduce symptoms
  • improve behavioral functioning
  • increase the child’s ability to cope with and relate to others
  • promote recovery, and
  • enhance the child’s capacity to function in an educational setting

What Is B3 Individual Respite?

B3 Individual Respite provides services that are intended to give the parent a break. This service is provided either in the person’s own home or in the community. B3 Respite gives parents an opportunity to relax in order to help control some of the stress that comes with being a parent.

What Is Psychiatric Care?

Psychiatric care is provided by a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner to assess the individual’s symptoms and determine a diagnosis and appropriate plan for treatment. An M.D. or N. P. will get to know you, understand your concerns and make sure you receive the best treatment possible.

The psychiatrist or N.P. may recommend and prescribe medications as part of your treatment and monitor the effectiveness of your medication regimen.

We also offer tele-psychiatry to improve accessibility for people in need of psychiatry services.

Contact a PRIDE in North Carolina Location Near You

Pride in North Carolina has 11 locations across the state. Find the location nearest and most convenient for you.